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Turkey
INTRODUCTION
1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Economy
a. Figures
4. Health
5. Education
a. Universities
6. Demographics
7. Religions
a. Freedom
8. Peoples
9. Languages
10. History
11. Cities and Towns



























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Index / Economy /
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Figures


Figures here show 2008 estimates, unless otherwise noted. Economic factors can never be given with accuracy. Not because research is inadequate, but because reporting systems vary between companies and sectors, and with this variation follows statistical insecurity.

GDP
Per capita $11,900
Net $904 billion
Annual growth 0.9%
This is a drastic plummet from previous years, was 4.7% in 2007, 6.9% in 2006.
By sector Agriculture 9%
Industry 28%
Services 63%
Annual inflation rate 10.4%
Slightly up from previous year.
Foreign debts
Compared to GDP 31%
Net US$278 billion
Trade
Balance -27%
Exports US$141 billion
Main products Apparel, foodstuffs, textiles, metal manufactures, transport equipment
Main partners Germany 10%; UK 6%; UAE 6%; Italy 6%; France 5%; Russia 5%
Imports US$194 billion
Main products Machinery, chemicals, semi-finished goods, fuels, transport equipment
Main partners Russia 16%; Germany 9%; China 8%; US 6%; Italy 6%; France 5%; Iran 4%
Work life
Official unemployment 11%
Work force Agriculture 30%
Industry 25%
Services 45%
Population below poverty line 20% (2002)





By Tore Kjeilen